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Righteous Living Lifts A Nation

17 January 2021 Print version    PDA version    
Proverbs 14:34 'Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.'

Two kingdoms are at war in this world. On one side is the kingdom of this fallen, lost and reprobate world. On the other is the pure kingdom of God. Every day we are caught in the crossfire and we must choose again to which of the two sides we will pledge our allegiance. The kingdom of this world says, 'All moral and philosophical beliefs are equally viable. It doesn't matter what you believe as long as you believe it passionately - and you're not starting any wars!' The kingdom of heaven says: 'Sin brings people down – not just individual people, but whole nations.' Devotion to God and godly values makes a country strong and resilient. Avoiding God and trying to hide from his ways leaves a people weak and open to ruin. Time and again throughout history, when great nations have taken God out of their frame of reference they've slid into decline. We should be trying to lead righteous and holy lives not just for our own sake but also for the benefit of our homelands. Do you want to see God bless your nation? Do you want to see your people doing well? Then promote God's righteousness in your corner of the land and do what you can in love to encourage behaviour that pleases God and attracts his favour.

Prayer: 'Father, I pray for my nation today, that you will bless my country with your favour, spiritually, materially and socially. Help me to promote righteousness where I am and, where I can, to life the disgrace that sin has brought upon my people.'

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